Post by Lisa Petrison on Jul 24, 2011 8:52:14 GMT -5
In June 2009, I drove through Idaho from Jackpot, Nevada, to Jackson, Wyoming. The towns I went through included Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Twin Falls. I was tent camping.
This is farm country, with pesticides being used throughout. However, it didn’t feel nearly as problematic to me as (for instance) Indiana and Michigan. I did not have any sense that the worst toxin for me was a problem here.
There are a fair number of campgrounds and RV parks in this area. Restaurants seemed to me to be slim pickings.
The most impressive issue, toxin wise, was the fumes coming from the Simplot potato processing facility. I never will eat McDonald’s french fries again!
Post by citychanger on May 21, 2012 10:57:25 GMT -5
Idaho Falls feels pretty good (4). I was planning on staying at the Snake River RV Park & Campground, but it's right next to a factory which was giving on strong chemical smells. Instead, I'm staying at Sunnyside Acres RV Park, which is right on the street but felt fine. The bathroom/shower is problematic however.
I was recently in Idaho Falls for 24 hours. I stayed at the new Marriott Residence Inn on the river, across the road from "The Idaho Falls." I was very pleasantly surprised by how great I felt there. I'd give it a (4) also. It was early July, highs in the 80s, constant breeze. I was told by locals that it was "one of those perfect days." Usually the winds blow much harder...which makes sense why there are so many windmills spotted outside of the city. It made me think the wind might contribute too, to the clearing out of any "ick" factors that usually "sit" on a city.
I've also stayed in Victor, ID quite a few times, and would give Victor a (4). I feel great in town and in the Valley around Victor, including the town of Driggs. I start to have problems when I get up higher though (many homes are up another 600-1000ft in the mountains). I "think" it's the extra elevation that gives me problems when I go UP but can't be 100% sure so just wanted to leave that caveat.
Also note, it's common when in Victor to head over to Jackson, WY (about 40 min away). There is a pass you drive between the two. I have noticed there is a "wall" I hit when driving from Victor to Jackson, just as we start descending the pass into the valley. Not sure what it is. And it's much worse in the winter. I start to feel a little better once I'm on the other side of Jackson town, and into Jackson Hole again(by the Elk Refuge and into Grand Teton National Park).
Back to Idaho, my interest has been peaked. I'm anxious to next check out Boise, ID. As well, I will most likely find myself in the City of Rocks, ID later this fall. I'll be sure to report back!
My Illness type: for full description, see my Oregon post. Biotoxin illness with multisuceptibility. Autoimmune, lung, digestive diseases. MCS and CFS. Getting much better after almost 1 year of Shoemaker Protocol. My husband also has biotoxin illness.
I've also posted on Colorado and Utah...two years in a row (2010 and 2011) in the summer, we drove from Oregon through Boise, down to Salt Lake City, and then into Colorado (two ways).
1-3 Idaho on the way to and from Boise, towards Utah:
I was painfully miserable this whole way. The road felt like going down I-5 in California, in the agricultural areas. I had a migraine the entire time, both times. Lots of GMO crops (proudly advertised with signage), and ag spray smells, as well. Very distinct odor.
Boise gave me a little reprieve, but it felt just like Eugene, Oregon. So, not great. Wouldn't want to live there.
I believe northern Idaho was much better for me, but it was 15 years since I've been through there.